Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 18:51.)
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